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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:57 am 

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HotVersion vol52 with tuned DR30 and SA22C RX7. unfortunately they havnt bought this one out on DVD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBw2XP_C9Eo

i cant seem to track down any japanese DR30 tuner called 'escort' either.
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Don't worry man. These are just some ignorant racist who are jealous to see you drive such a nice machine. I would have taken their license plate numbers and reported them to police. These guys could be doing the same things or worse to other people in the street.


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^ What he said. :)

I'm kinda surprised to hear NZ has bogans like these running around. Not sure why, but I am. My friend, who is white as snow, had some Harley riding douches try to sneak up on him an push the shutoff switch on his Suzuki Gixxer. You can hate, but to loosely quote Pulp Fiction, you do not FARK with another man's machine.

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i cant seem to track down any japanese DR30 tuner called 'escort' either.
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http://www.escort-jp.com

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Has anyone else had any trouble with their DR30's getting pretty hot?

Driving along no problems, but sitting in traffic the old girl goes up to about 1/2... but tonight got up to 3/4. normally the gauge sits on the bottom (zero).

I can hear my thermo fans running, there is a slight oil leak from my rocker cover (even after replacing my gasket), but i dont think thats my problem.



... Nice meeting you tonight Szymon, goodluck in getting a DR as soon as you can :tu: have to take you for a proper spin soon.

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benny_blanco wrote:
Has anyone else had any trouble with their DR30's getting pretty hot?

Driving along no problems, but sitting in traffic the old girl goes up to about 1/2... but tonight got up to 3/4. normally the gauge sits on the bottom (zero).

I can hear my thermo fans running, there is a slight oil leak from my rocker cover (even after replacing my gasket), but i dont think thats my problem.

Mine used to stay bone-cold, but that was because the old 82 deg thermostat was shagged. Replaced it with a new 71 deg unit and the needle now hovers around the 1/4 mark during normal operation.

BUT - I broke the top sensor while flushing the radiator so my fans don't come on anymore, unless I engage the A/C. as a result I've seen my temp needle rise as high as 4/5 of the way up the gauge while in traffic :shock: at which point I switch the A/C on to spin one of the fans up, and the temp goes back down to about 1/2. I've learnt to watch the temp gauge like a hawk, it's habitual from owning so many old cars...

Strange actually, as the bottom sensor in the radiator is supposed to trigger the larger fan when the temp gets REALLY hot. I guess both of my sensors are now broken :(

Latest issue of G-Works magazine (Oct '09) arrived for me today, was a gift from Ewan @ hayatonka.com and has a nice juicy DR30 section inside ;)

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if you squint, that last picture has some ESCORT bits in it

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:26 am 

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thanks Ed, I think I will go pay my mechanic and rack his brains aswell. Though just now I think I already asked this question to you guys on JNC before, having little sleep for the last few months hasnt been good for my memory :oops:

ah very nice, I wish I could read these magazines. But I buy them for the pictures alone, but my girlfriend has been helpful in translating a few bits in pieces in the magazines I got (as some chinese and Japanese charactors are common)

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Orion wrote:
szymonsta wrote:
i cant seem to track down any japanese DR30 tuner called 'escort' either.
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http://www.escort-jp.com


u da man :mrgreen:


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benny_blanco wrote:
Has anyone else had any trouble with their DR30's getting pretty hot?

Driving along no problems, but sitting in traffic the old girl goes up to about 1/2... but tonight got up to 3/4. normally the gauge sits on the bottom (zero).

I can hear my thermo fans running, there is a slight oil leak from my rocker cover (even after replacing my gasket), but i dont think thats my problem.



... Nice meeting you tonight Szymon, goodluck in getting a DR as soon as you can :tu: have to take you for a proper spin soon.


yeah nice to meet u too glenn, thanks again for bringing her out for me. really nice ride. i want one. :mrgreen:
i'll pm ya re: that magazine order we spoke about.

re: the overheating, have you replaced the thermostat? its a fairly cheap replacement item but could help diagnose your problems. (my ITRs thermostat went and it started taking aaages to come up to temp, thought it was my aftermarket bigger radiator, till i got a mugen thermostat, then *bingo* temps went back to normal)
actually having said that, i thinkthermostats default to 'open' once they break, so if anything it should be taking ages to heat up rather than running hot, so maybe its not that..

any coolant leaks?have you got oil temp, oilpressure and water temp gauges? (i remember seeing some gauges in there, dont remember what hey were, boost?) if so what are they showing?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:02 am 

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No coolant leaks or anything, but im sure the problem will be sorted soon, lucky I dont have to daily it or i would be worried.

only gauge i had in there is a boost gauge, but I prefer the stock boost gauge in the dash cluster, its pretty funky.

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This is almost as good as the R31 House R31 in the R30/R31 book

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benny_blanco wrote:
Has anyone else had any trouble with their DR30's getting pretty hot?

Driving along no problems, but sitting in traffic the old girl goes up to about 1/2... but tonight got up to 3/4. normally the gauge sits on the bottom (zero).

I can hear my thermo fans running, there is a slight oil leak from my rocker cover (even after replacing my gasket), but i dont think thats my problem.


Benny,

I would check the radiator first, it sounds like it may be getting plugged up. Radiator shops are getting scarce in the states, but a good shop can cook the radiator to remove deposits and even build a new core for it if necessary.

Another thing to look for are collapsing hoses, or hoses that have started to fail internally. If they are original it wouldn't be a bad idea to change them out to be safe.

I have seen a water pump impeller corrode to the point that it wouldn't really pump any water. Most of the time water pumps get changed because they leak. Rarely would you think to check the impeller...

A low thermostat (71C?), 50-50 mix of coolant and water (100% water is best but doesn't protect the cooling system), and maybe some additive like water wetter.

Also an aggressive ignition advance and a lot of boost would heat things up. But you did say traffic, which makes me think radiator...

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I have seen a water pump impeller corrode to the point that it wouldn't really pump any water. Most of the time water pumps get changed because they leak. Rarely would you think to check the impeller...


I had a similar problem with a 510 awhile back. After checking/changing everything and not fixing it, I took the water pump off on a hunch. The impeller was so badly rusted that a few of the blades had bent back and it wasn't pumping water. Might be worth a shot to pop it off?

Mine was aftermarket, and the cheap stamped steel impeller is a known failure point. The stock Nissan pump has a larger curved-vane cast impeller which works a lot better. :tu:


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While I like the R30 a lot better than the R31, this car could change my mind... :P



benny_blanco wrote:

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This is almost as good as the R31 House R31 in the R30/R31 book


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Cycletech wrote:
I have seen a water pump impeller corrode to the point that it wouldn't really pump any water. Most of the time water pumps get changed because they leak. Rarely would you think to check the impeller...


I had a similar problem with a 510 awhile back. After checking/changing everything and not fixing it, I took the water pump off on a hunch. The impeller was so badly rusted that a few of the blades had bent back and it wasn't pumping water. Might be worth a shot to pop it off?

Mine was aftermarket, and the cheap stamped steel impeller is a known failure point. The stock Nissan pump has a larger curved-vane cast impeller which works a lot better. :tu:


this is something I think is happening to the maxima... and oh god does it look hard to change...

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i think id feel bias if i added my r30 lol


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this first one has an RB26 in it, check out R31house.co.jp for a few more snaps :

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bestmotoring international vol.5 with r31house rb30de carbe'd R31:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:15 pm 
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^^ Interesting, what they say about that carbed R31.

Moar R31:

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R31's are starting to look good...didn't pay much attention before. :o

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The beast is now listed. Hope it goes to a good home!

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 054647.htm

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...and back to sweet R30s again! :twisted:

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